Canadian business coalition develops tooling system for Bruce Power

A group of companies based in Ontario, Canada, unveiled a new tooling system that will allow Bruce Power to enhance its maintenance and inspection capabilities, the company said on Thursday, when the Bruce Reactor Inspection and Maintenance System (BRIMS) was unveiled at ATS Automation Tooling Systems' headquarters in Cambridge, Ontario.

"It’s so encouraging to see innovation and collaboration at work, sustaining jobs and economic benefits in our community and across the province," Kathryn McGarry, Cambridge Member of the Provincial Parliament, said. "I’m proud of the role our local industry is playing in providing clean, affordable and reliable nuclear energy for Ontario now and in the future.

Companies involved in the development of the system include Bruce Power; ATS Automation; MacDonald;  Dettwiler and Associates, Ltd.; BWXT Canada, Ltd.; Candu Energy, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group; and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada. Bruce Power contributes approximately 30 percent of all electricity in Ontario.

"This is an example of the nuclear industry’s incredible innovation, and Bruce Power is proud to be at the forefront of this world-class technology to ensure we continue to deliver clean, affordable, reliable electricity to Ontario families and business," Duncan Hawthorne, president and CEO of Bruce Power, said. "This new tooling builds on lessons learned from years of operation, allowing for more effective execution of our inspection and maintenance activities that we carry out on a planned basis through maintenance outages."